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This entry was posted on 23rd March 2018 by Manufacturing Blog
We are currently experiencing unparalleled timber shortages in the UK markets, driven by a number of global events leading to demand outstripping supply.  Raw material prices have increased 35% since Q12016 (UK Poyry Timber Index) driving up the cost of both new and recycled timber pallets. It’s ...
This entry was posted on 30th October 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Have you ever wondered how much your packaging really costs you? The unit price is an obvious consideration but, in reality, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. There are some other significant costs hiding beneath the surface that can affect your profits, product security and brand reputation. ...
This entry was posted on 20th September 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Effective warehouse management is vital to ensure your products get to customers quickly and efficiently. If storage is a problem and you struggle with bulky packaging everywhere you look, it might be time to review your packaging operation. Optimised packaging will not only help you save on ...
This entry was posted on 2nd August 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Packaging plays a key role in protecting products from damage in transit and storage, which is particularly important when high value items are involved. The right packaging will not only help you minimise costs associated with damages and returns; it will also increase your productivity and ...
This entry was posted on 4th July 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
The Macfarlane Packaging Design and Manufacture team are exhibiting at the Advanced Engineering show at the NEC in Birmingham on 1 and 2 November. This two-day event is the UK’s largest annual gathering of advanced engineering professionals of its kind and returns to the National Exhibition ...
This entry was posted on 26th June 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Ensuring you have the right packaging for the products you are exporting is crucial to guarantee they do not get damaged in transit. International shipping can expose consignments to a range of conditions not normally experienced in domestic markets. These include extremes in high and lower ...
This entry was posted on 19th April 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Packaging materials are often exposed to different environmental conditions including humidity changes and condensation. Timber is one of the most commonly used resources in the packaging industry, but is also one of the most vulnerable to decay. This is because it is a good source of ...
This entry was posted on 9th March 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Effective protection of your products depends largely on the quality of the packaging materials that you use. Not only do they ensure your items arrive in a good condition, but they can also help to reduce your shipping costs. Here are a few things that you should consider when deciding on ...
This entry was posted on 16th February 2017 by Manufacturing Blog
Packaging plays a crucial role in protecting your products against falls, impact and weight crushing, during transit and storage. It is especially important when fragile and expensive equipment is involved. Damaged items will not only cost your company time and money, but will also reflect ...
This entry was posted on 11th November 2016 by Manufacturing Blog
Wood is a durable and renewable natural resource that is commonly used in international trade. Over 90 percent of pallets worldwide are made of timber and it is one of the most popular packaging materials in the UK. International Standards for Phytosanitary Measures(ISPM 15) is a global ...

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